Terms of Use (Proposed


Weblogs - Terms of Use
Welcome to Weblogs at University of Northern Iowa
We don’t mean to turn you off from blogging by immediately inundating you with
legalese, but we need to make clear our respective rights and responsibilities related to
this service. So, the University of Northern Iowa offers these blogging services (the
“Services”) to you subject to the terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) contained herein.
By accessing, creating or contributing to any blogs hosted at http://weblog.uni.edu, and in
consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by these Terms.
Please read them carefully before posting to or creating any blog.

1. Rights in the Content You Submit
Default Creative Commons Public License
Unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship copyrightable by you and
posted by you to any blog (“Content”) are submitted under the terms of an Attribution-
ShareAlike Creative Commons Public License. Under this license, you permit anyone to
copy, distribute, display and perform your Content, royalty-free, on the condition that
they credit your authorship each time they do so. You also permit others to distribute
derivative works of your Content, but only if they do so under the same Attribution-
ShareAlike license that governs your original Content.
Please read the full text of the Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons Public
License (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/legalcode).
Amongst other things, this license permits RSS aggregators to copy, distribute, display
and perform any Content on your blog that you syndicate using RSS. All Content on your
blog is syndicated for RSS aggregation unless you change your settings to indicate
Option for More Restrictive License Terms
If you prefer to offer your Content on more restrictive terms, you may do so as follows:
For Content you submit to your own blog, remove the Creative Commons logo from
your blog template (contact us if you require instructions).
For Content you submit to a blog other than your own, label your submission with a full
copyright notice, i.e., your name, the word “copyright” or symbol “©” and the year of
first publication.
By posting your Content using the Services, you are granting Harvard a non-exclusive,
royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your Content in connection with the
operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy,
distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and
reformat your Content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.
When publicly displaying, publicly performing, reproducing or distributing copies of
your Content, or Content as incorporated into a collective work, Harvard will make best
efforts to credit your authorship. You grant the University of Northern Iowa permission
to use your name for such attribution purposes. You, likewise, agree to represent yourself
accurately. You acknowledge that misrepresentation may lead us, in our sole discretion,
to cancel your use of the Services and delete any of your Content.

2. Conduct Posting
Those of us who are coordinating this research project believe deeply in free speech.
Given our role in offering this service and our presence together as part of the extended
university community, however, we must reserve the right to remove certain content that
you may post. As a general matter, you may post content freely to your blog and to those
of others, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening,
infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or
You may not use the University of Northern Iowa name to endorse or promote any
product, opinion, cause or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions
as institutionally endorsed by the University of Northern Iowa or any of its Colleges or
organizations is strictly prohibited.
By posting content to any blog, you warrant and represent that you either own or
otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the
rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your
use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with
intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You represent and
warrant also that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will
indemnify and hold the University of Northern Iowa harmless for any and all claims
resulting from content you supply.
You acknowledge that the University of Northern Iowa does not pre-screen or regularly
review posted content, but that it shall have the right to remove in its sole discretion any
content that it considers to violate these Terms or the terms of any other campus user
agreements that may govern your use of the campus networks.
You understand that all content posted to http://weblogs.uni.edu is the sole
responsibility of the individual who originally posted the content. You understand, also,
that all opinions expressed by users of this site are expressed strictly in their individual
capacities, and not as representatives of any University of Northern Iowa institution.
You agree that the University of Northern Iowa will not be liable, under any
circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind
incurred as a result of use of any content posted on this site. You agree that you must
evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance
on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
Collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 is prohibited. No
Content should be directed toward such children without the express written permission
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3. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The University of Northern
Iowa makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the
site’s operation or the information, content or materials included on this site. To the full
extent permissible by applicable law, the University of Northern Iowa hereby disclaims
all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. The University of Northern Iowa
will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use
this site. You expressly agree that you use this site solely at your own risk.

4. Privacy Policy
Please be sure to read our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.

5. Modification of These Terms of Use
The University of Northern Iowa reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole
discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for
regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your
agreement to all such Terms.

6. Copyright Complaints
The University of Northern Iowa respects the intellectual property of others, and
requires that our users do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied and is
accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your
intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please follow our instructions
for reporting copyright infringements.
By clicking on the link below, you acknowledge that you have read and are bound by
this agreement, as well as any other University of Northern Iowa network usage
agreements that may govern your conduct. Thank you for participating in the Weblogs At
the University of Northern Iowa initiative. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have

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